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Article: The Bizarre Rise and Fall of the Tiki Bar in American Culture

An article from Wired magazine on the Tiki phenomena in American culture. What may prove more interesting are the comments (as is usual for an internet piece) which provide an insight into the hazards and debates that ensue when popular culture is discussed online.

http://www.wired.com/2014/07/the-bizarre-rise-and-fall-of-the-tiki-bar-in-american-culture/

Jobs: H-Net Postings for 7 July - 14 July

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from  7 July
2014 to 14 July 2014. These job postings are included here based on
the categories selected by the list editors for H-Announce. See the
H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more
information.

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY / STUDIES

Missouri Humanities Council - Executive Director
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49098

Jobs: H-Net Postings for 30 June - 7 July

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 30 June
2014 to  7 July 2014. These job postings are included here based on
the categories selected by the list editors for H-Announce. See the
H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more
information.

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY / STUDIES

Claremont Graduate University - Assistant/Associate Professor in
History
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49074

CFP: PLAYTHINGS IN EARLY MODERNITY: PARTY GAMES, WORD GAMES, MIND GAMES (edited collection)

Contributions are sought for an interdisciplinary collection of essays to be edited by Allison Levy and published by Ashgate Publishing Co. in the new book series, Cultures of Play, 1300-1700 (see http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=5166; series editor Bret Rothstein). Dedicated to early modern playfulness, this series serves two purposes. First, it recounts the history of wit, humor, and games, from jokes and sermons, for instance, to backgammon and blind man’s buff.

Hong Kong's Disappearing Neon Signs as a Virtual Exhibition

The neon lights of Hong Kong and Kowloon have been an essential part of their character. The streets and alleyways full of neon signs have also been an inspiration for countless visions of the future in popular culture, from Ridley Scott's Blade Runner to William Gibson novels to video games. Despite their iconic position as an emblem of an uncertain future, the neon lights of Hong Kong are disappearing as new regulations and concerns over safety and energy use are eroding the once signature look of streets awash in neon colors.

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